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submitted. >>> more trouble for toyota. this time it is the lexus suv, the gx-460. tara mergener reports that this time the company is taking quick action in order to fix the problem. >> reporter: toyota moved very quickly this time. this after the auto giant was harshly criticized for not moving fast enough on accelerator problems. now the company has stopped selling its high-end suv just hours after a consumer report's warning. >> the last time that we advised the consumers didn't buy a car because of a safety risk was in 2001. so we don't do this very often. >> reporter: the issue is handling. consumer reports found during emergency handling tests the gx- 460's rear end swings out wide but the stability control system took too long to bring the suv under control. four testers experienced the same problem. >> if this happened in a real road situation on public roads the rear tire could hit the curb or slide off the pavement and this could lead to a rollover. >> reporter: toyota says about 6,000 of the 2010 model gx-460s have been sold and the engineers are vigorously testing the vehicl
. >>> more trouble for toyota. the automaker stops selling one of its luxury brands over safety concerns. >>> and against all odds. a florida girl, missing for four days, is found in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my wife, and gosh. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, april 14th, 2010. good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. a series of strong and deadly earthquakes struck western china this morning. at least 300 people are dead, thousands of others are injured and unaccounted for. they're buried under collapsed buildings. sky news reports from beijing. >> reporter: this was a particularly strong earthquake. it measured 6.9 on the richter scale, and it struck at one of the most remote, inhospitable and rugged parts of china in the west of the country. it was followed, the first earthquake, was followed by 18 aftershocks. and the local residents were reduced to scrambling through the rubble using their hands and shovels in the first hours after the quake, trying to reach hundreds, thousands that were caught up and buried in the qu
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
back on track. >>> toyota's troubles. decision day on a hefty fine imposed by the u.s. government. >>> and lady's night. carrie underwood makes history at the country music awards. ♪ fr. >>> this is the cbs morning news fr. >>> this is the cbs morning news for mop, april 19th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. this morning airline travel in and to much of europe remains up in the air. some officials believe that ash from that volcanic cloud in iceland is subsiding, but meteorologists warn the cloud remains unpre-difficultable. millions of passengers have been stranded and pressure is growing to reopen european air space. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, both air travelers and airlines are very anxious issues for things to start moving again, but uk officials just announced that british air space will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning. most of european air space will be closed for business for at least one day. >> we really have an unprecedented situation. >> reporter: for days, this gigantic
>> couric: tonight, oh, what a feeling. toyota and the u.s. auto industry are back in the fast lane, and the advertising and broadcasting industries are hitchin' a ride. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a shiny new apple. we'll show you what the ipad can do. will it be the next must-have electronic ganlet? and a new kind of negative campaigning. candidates not only tar but avatar their opponents. >> i say, california, let me take you for a ride. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's been a long, windy, and bumpy road for the u.s. auto industry, but the ride is suddenly getting much smoother. carmakers rolled out their latest sales numbers today, and most are showing a big improvement. ford's sales were up 43% last month. toyota, despite the recall crisis, up 35%. and g.m. sales jumped 21%. but chrysler is still struggli struggling. sales there fell 8%. to win back customers, the carmakers spent more than $2700 per vehicle on incentives like low-interest financ
minutes will take you down to 395. a quick check of your commute. back to you. >>> it's official. toyota say it's will pay a penalty but the company is not admitting gilt. the government said they will pay a fine for failing to alert authorities >> it makes a lot of sense sense for their legal position but i think that we all know behind that is okay, we did something wrong and here's our way of trying to make up for it with the united states government. >> toyota's troubles continue to mount. the car company has announced a voluntarily recall of one of its luxury models. the 2010 lexus good 20. they discovered a rollover problem and announced those results last week as well. toyota says a software update should fix the problem. >>> the head of the senate banking committee says reforms in the financial industry are needed to keep firms that are too big to fail from doing damage in the economy. and it would have shut down the alleged activity that brought charges against goldman sachs last week. >> our bill would have prevented that kind of effect from happening in my view and that's w
. >>> toyota has until the end of the day to accept or contest a record fine from the government. >>> and some airlines promise nay will never charge you for your carry on luggage. >>> time for if first "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica foil is here with the headlines. >>> wall street rebounded after friday's selloff. stocks dropped on news federal regulators filed civil charges against goldman sachs and asian stocks fell 2%. the dow stands at 11019 after dropping 126. the nasdaq lost 34 an the s&p 500 was down 20. >>> the securities and exchange commission's charges against goldman sachs could impact the entire banking sector. goldman denies allegations it sold risky mortgage investments without saying it was with a hedge fund betting it could fail. >>> a published report says federal authorities are picking up the pace in a criminal investigation of former mortgage giant countrywide financial and its role in the banking and housing meltdown. the "wall street journal" says one of the several federal investigations is a criminal probe of countrywide. >>> toyota is expected to agree
. >>> still to come when 9 news now continues, toyota has come up with a fix for that rollover problem with its top of the line lexus suv. >>> and the potomac is beautiful to look at, but it is dangerous for swimmers. coming up next, the push to keep people out of the water. >>> a criminal probe of goldman sachs is underway. the associated press says the u.s. attorneys office in new york is conducting the investigation. they testified this week about investments that goldman allegedly made knowing they would fail. >>> united and continental airlines could announce a merger by monday. our partners at "usa today" say the boards of both airlines still need to approve the deal, and the deal would create the largest airline in the world. united is already the biggest carrier out of dulles airport. >>> we have a consumer alert about those recalled 2010 lexus suvs. parent company toyota says it now has the software so dealers can start to fix the gx 460s. toyota recalled nearly 10,000 of the weeks -- 10,000 of the vehicles last week. dealers can contact the -- owners can contact the dealers a
about when you're going to need your umbrella next. >>> toyota agrees to pay a multi-million fine but is not accepting responsibility fo of vehicles. we'll be back. [ sneezes ] ♪ music plays ♪ [ sneezing ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what are you gonna miss when you have an allergy attack? benadryl® is more effective than claritin® at relieving your worst symptoms -- runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes -- and works when you need it most. benadryl®. you can't pause life. >>> pay 9 fine without the guilt. that's essentially the deal that toyota and the government made. the automaker will pay a record $16 million related to the sticky pedal problems but some say that will do little to repair the image of a now troubled brand or to restore any good will among consumers. the government says toyota knew about sticky gas problems and that violates a law which requires an automaker to aalert nitza of a safety defect within five days. transportation secretary ray la hood said that put consumers at risk. the penalty is the most the government could seek but doesn't address a wigger
but they agreed not to as part of the plea. >>> to a consumer reports about the lexus suvs toyota was taking a closer look at. the department of transportation announced toyota will be recalling its 2010 lexington gx460 models. that adds up to about 6,000 vehicles. consumer reports issued a don't buy warning last week saying the vehicle was prone to rolling over. >>> let's check out that evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan in the traffic center. how is it it out there tonight. >> we have a brand new accident in maryland crane highway northbound at mitchell road so some lanes maybe blocked in. a good spot to avoid out in maryland. good news on 95 going southbound that accident in maryland all lanes have reopened but still very significant delayses from 895 to route 32. so bw parkway still a good alternate tonight. moving out to 60 now. we're looking at some delays out here. this is the third. we're looking at a 25 minute commute all the way to 7100 and no incidents or accidents we're tracking out of here. just a lot of volume. finally 395 a little dark but no major problems from the 14th b
to the product in question. >>> toyota has announced another recall. this time it is about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year. toyota says the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> howard is up next with the forecast. >>> audrey, what a great midday after a chilly morning. some frost out there. unfortunately it hasn't helped much with the allergy count. just got an update in. check these numbers out. we have high once again on the tree pollen. the grass and mold is low. the weeds are absent. the weeds are absent but about >>> here's something that could help your finances the megamillions jackpot is up to $224 million for tomorrow's drawing. it's the largest megamillions prize since the dc lottery started to sell those tickets earlier this year. the multistate game is also played in maryland and virginia. >>> a fairly ordinary looking office building in arlington's courthouse neighborhood is anything but that. it's trying to win a national competition among eco friendly buildings. alex trevino has an inside
after a two-week mission. the shuttle has enough supplies to remain in orbit until wednesday. >>> toyota agrees to pay a fine of more than $16 million for its four-month delay in telling the government about defective gas pedals about their cars. that according to the transportation department official, who says toyota have until tomorrow to accept or contest the record of $16.4 million fine. that fine is because that the car maker knew about sticking gas pedals in their vehicles in september. but they did not issue a recall until january. >>> still ahead on 9news now, mourners, they paid final respects to the president and the first lady. >> and some high school students in our area, they will soon be teaching their peers. i'll explain that when we come back. >>> a little bit in the way of the cloud cover, keeping the temperatures a little bit more of what they are doing. that is my forecast. officially 69. and at national today. the wakeup weather. calling for another fridged start tomorrow. here is a look at the almanac data. and they will go to your wakeup weather. a very cold start.
foster has more. >> reporter: consumer reports has uncovered a potential safety risk with toyota's recently redesigned suv the 2010 lexus gx-460 in one of the emergency handling tests when pushed to its limbs the rear slides way out. the electronic stability control kicks in but takes too long to regain control of the vehicle. now seen in slow motion this is a standard evaluation consumer reports performs on all vehicles it tests. going through the turns the driver quickly lifts its foot off of an accelerator. what you might do if you were exiting a ramp too fast. >> there haven't been injuried reported but if it went off a curb it could roll over. none of the other suvs we have tested in recent years performed this poorly in the test. >> lexus is a highly rated brand an admired brand by many consumers and this is not the kind of thing you would expect. >> reporter: consumer reports is urging people not to buy the lexus gx-460 until the problem is fixed. toyota is aware of the findings. that was lesli foster reporting. good morning. if you are just tuning in, thank you for watchi
for american manufacturers who want to sell to europe. >>> toyota announced another recall. this time about 50,000 sequoia vehicles. toyota says they slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> a company in panama is shipping the first batch of square watermelons to the united states. the boxy melons molded in glass boxes are heading to new york. buyers should be prepared to spend money. it will cost you roughly $75. >>> for more living well headlines, log on to wusa9.com and click on the "living $mart" tab right there on the front page. >>> the amount you spend for that trip on metro could go up by the end of the day. >>> and scientists discovered a way to predict whether some women are at risk of developing a more aggressive form of breast cancer later in life. it is 4:42. we'll be right back. >>> more than 15,000 people remain without power after a second day of heavy snow in vermont. up to 20 inches brought down branch and power lines and while it may melt with warm weather ahead, commuters still had to dig out their cars and d
's driver. >>> less than a week after a rare do not buy warning from consumer reports, toyota will recall nearly 10,000 lexus suvs. last week we told you about the gs 460. it found rollover dangers in the safety test. toyota owns lexus. it will recall 9400 of the suvs which went on sale in december. the announce came the same day toyota said it would pay a $60 million fine to the government for its slow response to those gas pedal problems. >> even though they are not saying they did anything wrong, paying $16.4 million, the largest fine assessed by the united states department of transportation speaks loud and clear. >> reporter: the government accused toyota of hiding problems with the gas problems and waiting four months to assure recalls. >>> it is time for "living $mart" report and jessica doyle is off saving you money on shopping. music to my ears. >> for so many of us it is really a national past time and one local retail aficionado considers shopping her sport. so we caught up with her to get her insider secret to affordable style. she says just join the club. >> i shop everywhere
to the volcano eruption. we will have the latest. >>> and today toyota is expected to agree to a huge fine for not letting the government know sooner about the sticky gas pedal problem. here's angie. >>> okay. we are taking a live look at drivers making their way to the district. as you can tell, we are delay free. more on the monday morning commute along with the forecast with howard when 9 news returns. stay with us. [ female announcer ] you know what stilettos do for your legs. va va voom. now do it for your lashes. with maybelline new york's lash stilettos. the #1 lengthening mascaras. our longest lashes ever... choose original stiletto black... for staggering length... sleek and tapered. and now stiletto voluptuous red... for length with volume... lush and full each with that trademark black patent shine. it's hotter than ever. [ female announcer ] lash stiletto original and voluptuous the #1 lengthening mascaras. maybe she's born with it. ♪ maybe it's maybelline [ male announcer ] you're surrounded by fabrics all day. ♪ wouldn't softer feel better? try ultra downy. it softens fib
is in the news now, toyota will reportedly pay more than $16 million over recent safety issues. the associated press says they will pay for a four-month delay in reporting gas pedal troops. >>> thai leaders sent troops to the business district amid fears of protests. >>> if you thought our weekend was chilly, check out this, six inches of snow fell in new hampshire. most of it should melt early in the week. >> a couple of inches of snow in killington, vermont. there is still time. >> just waiting for your forecast. >> it is a cold start to the day. we will warm up to cool levels this afternoon and this week, well, we will struggle to get to the 70-degree mark by the second half of the week but there will be a price to pay that you may not like too much. the forecast the next flee days. chilly this morning. cool this afternoon. 65. nice tomorrow near 70 in a few spots and showers with highs in the mid-60s. the momslikeme.com forecast. i have been on the weather terrace with a jacket and gloves and i'm glad i was. it is cold out there. 30s and 40s. some areas gusting over 20 miles an hour. the u
well the american job market is doing. despite image setbacks, toyota sales actually improved. >>> it's coming up on 4:38. you are watching 9news now. ói >>> tgif, everybody. happy friday. on the go right now, and all we have are a couple construction sites out and about. i'll tell you what to look out for, coming up. >>> it is time for the first living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> reporter: happy friday, everyone. big economic news about the state of the job market likely will be the big event today. as for trading, another rally in asian markets overnight. the nikkei is 2.7% and more green arrows on wall street. the dow closed up 10,927. the nasdaq rose more than 4 1/2 and s & p500 posted a gain of almost nine points. >>> the justice department is alleging kellogg brown and group provided false statements when charging for the use of private security guards in iraq when the contract didn't allow for such expenses. the suit does not indicate how much kbr charged the army. >>> the labor department will announce the marc
lost one point and the s&p rose by five. >>> as toyota agrees to a record fine, it's also announcing another worldwide recall this morning. toyota is recalling the 2010 lexus gx 460 to update software in the stability control system. it halted sales after consumer reports issued a don't buy warning because of rollover risks and toyota agreed to pay a fine for not telling the government about defective gas pedals right away. >>> hold the salt is what the fast food business may have to do. they plan to gradually limit the amount of salt allowed in processed food. the initiative will be launched this year. the less sodium in everything from soups to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. it is hard to consider what some of these salt bombs will taste like without the salt like ramen noodles. >>> what are you telling us in the next half hour, we will get you all of your office computing needs for free this morning. i will explain. >> that sounds really good. >>> tomorrow night you have a chance to win the largest powerball jackpot since last summer. i
toyota announced a massive recall, a u.s. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail, quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems. toyota's recently retired group wrote the time to hide on this one is over. the internal e-mail came as toyota officials were on their way to washington to discuss the problems with federal regulators. >> extra doses of antioxidant vitamins do not help cut the chances of one of the most dangerous complications of pregnancy. it's a potentially deadly spike in blood pressure that can spike as the pregnancy increases. this nih funded study that is out in the new england journal of medicine says the supplements don't make a difference. so, the take home message to women, stick to your prenatal multivitamin. >>> the debate over autism and vaccines keeps on going. despite a recent court ruling and a lot of scientific evidence that found no connection between the two. a local group of experts address the controversy today and what they call a dangerous movement against vaccines. peggy fox reports. >> katherine believes without a doubt that her son
. >>> another blow today for toyota. consumer reports issues a rare warning saying don't buy this lexus suv. >>> also tonight, we're learning more about the fights that they should be killed by a national guards truck involving downtown security around the global nuclear summit. >>> it's just things don't always turn out that way. we are just so blessed. so blessed. >>> it's being called a miracle rescue. how an 11-year-old girl was found alive in an alligator incentive swamp after she disappeared four days ago. we'll be back. " >>> the county prosecutor will not press charges against the tennessee woman who sent her adopted son back to russia. they say that the fact the boy caught a flight out of dulles airport does not give them jurisdiction to prosecute the case. the u.s. mother returned the boy to the russian orphanage saying they failed to enclose his psychological problems. >>> an amazing rescue in florida today. it's being called a miracle. an 11-year-old girl with a form of autism was found alive this morning after being missing for four days in dangerous swampland. sandra hughs sho
. >>> e-mails obtained by the associated press show toyota executives wrestled with how to deal with sticking accelerator pedals. in january, five days before announcing a massive recall, an american vice president wrote, quote, we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet and the time to hide on this one is over. toyota had no comment. >>> and apple's trying to make multitasking easier. at a news conference, the company expected to unveil an p updated operating system that will allow iphone and ipad users to switch between running programs. the difficulty in doing so has been a major complaint for customers. so getting that all taken care of. >> yeah, people were upset about that. all right. emwill smith here in new york. thanks. >>> and just ahead on the "morning news," tiger woods' new commercial hits the airwaves. >>> plus, talk about a rough commute. a bus driver gets tangled up in a fight with passengers. >>> first, maggie rodriguez has a review of tonight's cbs evening you knews oig. >>> america the super power, with you did you know america is also the worl
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on toyota's troubles. e-mails obtained by the associated press show that company executives wrestled with how to deal with sticking accelerator pedals. in january, five dayss before announcing a massive recall, an american vice president wrote "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet." and "the time has come to not hide on this one." toyota had no comment today. if you've had a heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix. protection that helps save lives. people with stomach ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin may increase bleeding risk, so tell your
. if those companies go broke, they will stop buying u.s. products. >>> toyota has announced yet another recall. this time it's about 50,000sequoia sport utility vehicles. the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> it's do or die for the capitals tonight. they drop the puck in less than an hour. >> this could have been over five days ago. the caps could have been home resting, getting ready for the flyers. but they got careless, so now their backs are against the wall. we'll get you ready for game 7 tonight against the canadiens. can alex ovechkin and company fend off elimination. their thoughts, coming up. >>> continuing the ice theme here. we run the risk of frost tonight. the wind really whipping around the pollen. go to our website, you can access. high for trees. low for grasses, weeds, and mold. >>> a car dangles several stories up. we'll give you the full story in just two minutes. >>> checking news now across the nation, in houston, texas, 40 prep schools were hurt after their school bus collided with tw
was the driver of this white van that hit the toyota camry head on monday evening here at alabama and 36th street southeast. >> i er 1 there arredentin drlaing thout a licee or offeri suspended out of state license. and additional accusations of driving without registration or insurance. all the charges are still awaiting outcomes in court. >> this guy was booking. >> by all witness accounts, jones was speeding wildly when he crossed the yellow line to avoid slow traffic at the light here. >> he hit this car so hard, i know he was with me. >> the head on can the camry killed the driver, bystanders rescued three children from the car. a two-year-old girl was ejected, but survived. all the kids were evacuated in critical condition. a passenger in jones' van was also hurt. today one neighbor left flowers at the scene, still badly shaken by what she saw. >> they had to cut her out of the car, and that was hard to look at. >> by the way, the accused driver, ajene jones and his passenger were rescued before the van caught on fire. the woman who was killed was mary elizabeth wimbush of southeast
. >> the robbers drove off in a red toyota camry. investigators are talking to other witnesses who saw them. >>> today is distracted driver awareness day in virginia. it's a day to remind you not to text while driving and to use a hands-free device. that was the message yesterday at union station with students vowing never to text behind the wheel. >> i think it was really encouraging because i'm about to start driving. i get my permit on may 30th and when i start to drive i'm going to put my phone down. >> one of my friends actually, he was texting me and almost got in to the opposite lane. so it was scary. >> reporter: friday is no phone day in the district along with dozens of other states and cities nationwide. >>> for more information on the great hangup, go to wusa9.com. we have special page set up for that. look under the extras tab. >>> it is now official, mei xiang the panda at the national zoo is not pregnant. officials say they have conducted an ultrasound and hormone analysis to make that determination. however, experts at the zoo say the panda was experiencing a false pregnancy
in mcgin 'tis' mail bag. that's mail bag@wusa9.com. >>> a consumer alert about the toyota you may be driving. in the last hour and a half the company announced it is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans. the problem corrosion in the spare tire carrier. the recall covers 1998 to went models. sienna have been operated in cold climates and folks that includes right here in dc, maryland and virginia. they say rust from road salt is to blame. >>> now get outside to the evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan is in the 9 news now traffic center. looks still a little bleak out there. >> that's right. as you heard devon lucie say earlier showers are moving in. use caution and take it slow wherever you go this friday night. 95 in virginia we are seeing late volume here, especially between dale city and triangle. a 20-minute commute and the prince william parkway accident, that has moved to the right shoulder. that's good news for drivers in that stretch. and delays are breaking up nicely on 495, west of town here from the toll road past the american legion to 270. people are going at speed. wa
manslaughter. his name is ajene jones. jones was the driver of this white van that hit the toyota camry head on monday evening here at alabama and 36th street southeast. >> this van was coming, it seemed like it was doing 100 miles an hour. >> the driver of the camry was killed and four children riding with her, age 2 to 10 were all critically injured. the van driver jones was on the road, despite a long list of previous traffic charges in maryland, according to court records. most recently, he was accused of dui on november 13. there are three incidents in the last year of driving without a license or offering a suspended out of state license. and additional accusations of driving without registration or insurance. all the charges are still awaiting outcomes in court. >> i'm alex at dulles international airport where flights started coming in from madrid and paris early this afternoon. for some people, the wait has been long and agonizing. >> it's just the waiting and you know, not knowing when he was going to be there and our house is on the market and we are closing on our new house o
dealers can start fixing them. toyota recalled nearly 10,000 vehicles last week out of concerns they might roll over at high speeds. dealers began contacting owners about the fix last night. >>> federal county and local agencies are teaming up to stress safety. alex takes a closer look at the possible risks. >> a perfect day for rock climbing in the patomac, or kayaking in one of america's favorite rivers. that wasn't all the activity in the area. their support closed in and river rescuers were practicing saving lives to demonstrate the resources often needed in a deadly predicament. >> people all up and down the trail. >> the goal is to increase safety on the river and eliminate accidental drownings, just last year, six persons lost their lives in this 14- mile stretch of the potomac, from great falls to the key bridge. >> the river is deep, it's strong, it's treacherous, and it will take your life, even the most experienced rescuers may not be able to save you from the power of the potomac. >> most visitors steer clear from the visible hazards, like strong currents. rescuers and par
crossed the yellow line and hit her toyota with her and her kids on alabama avenue in southeast on monday. >> all i can think is he doesn't have a heart or character. >> we are talking about a baby that's not quite 2 that will never know her mother except through pictures. >>> breaking news right now out of massachusetts. you are looking live as a naval team works to detonate some live grenades. a group of clamors found the grenade in the ocean while they were working off the coast of new bedford. nobody hurt. we will keep you updated on how it works out. >>> investigators in northern virginia and montgomery county want to warn you about a thief who's breaking in to gym lockers. there have been a rash of such cases lately and as surae chinn tells us police want to catch this guy before his crimes escalate to something worse. >> he works out. >> reporter: detectives say he may look like he belongs at the gym but falls church investigators say behind bars would be a better fit. investigator says this man pictured here has hit a half dozen gym lockers at exercise facilities recently in alexa
to protect that right. >>> a review of federal records by usa today shows that more than 130 toyota drivers told nitsa they are still experiencing unintended acceleration each after recalled cars were repaired. >>> well angry teachers rallied outside of the offices of d.c. chancellor michelle rhee this evening. they accuse her and mayor adrian fenty of using trumped up deficit numbers to justify the firing of more than 250 teachers last october. we learned yesterday the school system actually has a $34 million surplus. union officials and fired teachers are demanding their jobs back. >> we want to make sure that the teachers are restored with full benefits and rights and we also want to make sure that these teachers receive damages. >> i would like to be reinstated and i would like for all of my colleagues to be reinstated and also to be compensate ated for the time i was out -- compensated and she needs to give an apology for the insult and slander dispursed upon us. >> chancellor rhee told the washington post she became aware of the budget surplus in february. she said she didn't share th
toyota with her and her kids on alabama avenue. he was on probation for one dui and about to be tried for another and had no driver's license court to court records. >> what do you think of keeping him behind bars. >> that's where he needs to stay. four children have no mother, no more. he needs to be there the rest of his life. >> all i can think is he doesn't have a heart oar character. you take steps to be high on pcp and you don't know what you did. we are all human but make mistake and we have to deal with them. >> reporter: family members told me one of the children has been released from the hospital. two more are improving but her youngest, the 2-year-old daughter you saw in those photos remains hospitalized and is likely to need more medical care to recover. another service is planned for monday evening for her at the charles houston rec center in alexandria. that's where her virginia friends. that's monday night at 7:00. they are all going to get together. >> what about jones, what is his status. >> he's in the hospital but he is detained and being held without bail as the c
the victim and some friends had just left a restaurant when their car was rammed by a toyota camry. they say -- edwin escobar salmeron was arrested. the victim is expected to recover. >>> police are searching for people responsible for a series of vehicle break ins in leesburg, virginia. investigators say close to 30 vehicles on nottoway street were broken in to or had items stolen from them. two 16-year-olds and a 17-year- old have been arrested but police are looking for additional suspects. some victims reacted. >> a bunch of kids probably out having a good time, at least they thought they were having a good time breaking in to people's cars. >> i'd like to have them about five minutes and talk to them. >> reporter: police respond by doing a foot patrol in the area. officers found 77 unlocked vehicles. police advise everyone to always lock your vehicles and remove any valuables from clear sight. >>> arlington county officials approved a $995 million budget which includes a tax hike for property owners. according to our partners at the washington examiner the average owner will pay $346 mo
local toyota dealer. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com. >>> all right, you still have time to push the clock and get your taxes filed. you can file an extension. that's a form 4868, but you have to pay what you owe by today. you can file and pay your taxes online with a credit or debit card. if you need to do that. even if you can't foot the entire bill, send what you can and request an installment agreement to pay the rest. if you are truly struggling and you cannot pay what you owe, you can file an offer in compromise. >>> check out this daredevil pilot in action. he survived the spectacular crash with minor injuries. he is an acrobatic pilot from brazil. he was on a practice run. he was in prep for a big competition this weekend in australia, when he nose dived into the water. this stuntman says he plans to keep on going. >> some days i go, i did training. it's helpful, a lot. and it's okay. i'm ready. >> even from a hospital bed. you may not be surprised, but this
those recalled 2010 lexus suvs parent company toyota says it has the software so dealers can start to fix the gx-460s. toyota recalled 10,000 of the vehicles last week over concerns could roll over. dealers began to contact owners about the fix this week. >>> a well-known republican governor is venturing out on his own this election year. >>> an economic crisis prompts a new round of rioting in part of europe. it is 5:37. here's angie. >>> westbound on 50. moving without incident from the eastern shore all the way to inside the beltway. what's making news now, that's coming up next. 3q (sax player) i can't play my sax with allergy congestion. claritin-d helps me breathe in and out. nothing works stronger, faster, or longer to relieve all my symptoms... ...including congestion without drowsiness. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counter. live claritin clear. laxatives? i've tried all these. this one's gritty. this one can make you bloated. clearly, miralax is the one for me. it relieves my constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax. restore your body's natural rhythm. >>> protes
. >>> more problems from toyota. learn what it is doing after a rare warning from consumer reports. >>> and today is shaping up to be a gorgeous day weather wise. find out how long it will last. stay with 9 news now. we'll be right back. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> check out this picture. we caught an amazing orange sky last night. a gorgeous end that turned out to be a pretty nice wednesday. thank you for starting thursday with us. i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein son the weather terrace with another gorgeous forecast for today. >> we have to get past this morning. chilly, cold in spots. a touch of fog in the valley areas and rivers but less than yesterday and i had t
, toyota. >>> and an animal rescue mission stretching half way around the world. in ten minutes why these dogs from kuwait are here in washington. >>> right now, howard bernstein is beginning our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. >> good morning. a chilly start in maryland. some readings like fort meade are down to 32 degrees right now. a little frost out there. we will see some sunshine. a lot of sunshine in fact. that is going to warm up nicely as we go throughout the day. chilly this morning. temperatures by 9:00 getting in to the 50s in most areas we will then warm up as the breeze kicks in to the low to mid-60s for the lunch hour and by afternoon upper 60s to around 067 with plenty of sunshine and westerly wind at 10 to 15 miles an hour. >>> we want to keep you posted on the accident at connecticut avenue and randolph road. all lanes are blocked but better news, looks like they are trying to clear the vehicles out of the intersection. randolph road traffic is getting by to the right. it appears here and looks like they are stopping them temporarily out here going the oth
-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer people are having trouble paying the mortgage. the share of people below in their mortgages dropped in the first quarter. it is a sign that the foreclosure progress has peak. a government watch dog found 169,000 homeowners have received long-term help. ten foreclosures for every home saved. >>> your twitter account could look different. get ready for ads. they will run on the top of search results. spahn twitter is trying to figure out how to make money off of the 70 million users. still no business plan for twitter but think could change things. >> could bring in a lot of money. thank you. >>> 140 characters at a time, the royal shakesp
with a new look at the fight between american car and farm made vehicles. >> toyota safety problems have had a significant impact on americans ' attitudes toward asian automakers. there's a new poll out produced by the associated press and it shows that more americans now say u.s. automobiles are better than cars made by asian countries, 38 to 33%. in 2006, americans preferred asian cars for quality, 46 to 29%. the change reflects toyota's fading reputation as well as growing respect for ford. >>> consumers are still feeling frugal and stores are stepping up. our partners at "usa today" report the demand for discounts is forcing high-end retailer to change how they do business, such as whole foods touting weekly sales and 53% of shoppers will buying most things on sale, that's up in 48% three years ago. >>> big brother is looking over your shoulder and google is helping you look back. it launched a new web tool dahled government requests that lets you pay to check on which countries are requesting user information from companies and request to delete content. google launched the tool. its yo
the public is at risk for another economic crisis. >>> toyota has announced yet another recall. this time it is about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year. toyota says the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> it looks like it will be a little longer before dc gets another panda. veterinarians thought that mei xiang was pregnant, but it turns out it was a false alarm. after hormone tests indicated a possible pregnancy, cameras were set up to watch her around the clock in case she gave birth but after a final ultrasound, the vets determined there was if baby. >>> sandra bullock reveals more about her family as she files for divorce from her husband jesse james. she separated from james in march after reports of his infidelity and bullock tells "people" magazine she has adopted a baby boy bullock says she will raise him as a single parent. >>> get set for dramatic changes along new york avenue in northwest washington. the national museum of women and the arts dedicated a new york avenue sculpture project o
? right now it looks like you can still get in on some of the deals but you have to act fast. >>> toyota posted a sale of 41% for the month of march. the executives say it will continue on in april. truecar.com which tracks auto pricing expects others to follow suit. gm and other automakers saw overall car sales rise by 24%. >>> youtube is getting a makeover. 10% of users can see the new simplified format right now. it will roll out the redesign wednesday for everybody else. many of the elements have been relocated, others have changed and many new tools have been added. >>> hyundai has a gimmick that's sure to appeal to a lot of tech lovers. it will have an ipad in lieu of a printed owner's manual. hyundai hopes to sell about 3,000 of the luxury cars this year. a cool new feature, the ipad will schedule your service appointments for you. a service attendant will pick up the car from the owner and leave a loaner. they are also offering home test drives, all about the customer bhaking you feel good. >> hyundai and luxury never used to go together. >> the quality has gone up in the last
sign that those cities are in the clear. >>> toyota is recalling 50,000 take coy i can't suvs from 2003. the company says it needs to work on the vehicle electronic stanlt control system. without the upgrade, the suv may slow down up expectedly. so far there have been no reported accidents or injuries. >>> and get ready for square watermelons. yes, a company in panama is shipping, that's not them, but they're shipping the first batch to the u.s., but buyer beware, the square fruit instead of the oval one costs about $75 a piece. they're funny looking. they're perfect squares and i guess they're easy for stacking and storing. >> i love it. genetic man lip lags or whatever that is. emily, thanks. >>> and just ahead on the "morning news," if man's best friend is wife's best friend? plus, a new breast cancer test aimed at taking the guesswork out of treat. first katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >>> a look at two of america's most notorious crime cities. how one is making its streets sif safer while the other battles growing violence. our special report tonight onl
are looking to expand in the area. that could add up to billions of dollars. >>> toyota will be making its case in los angeles. a panel with will hear dozens of cases filed against the lawmaker. >>> new york senator is saying if the treasury department will not close a loophole allowing airlines to charge for care eon bags he will push congress to do it. last week, spirit announced charging $45 for carry on baggage. k >>> in the news at 5:39. demonstrators today to protest police overseas. it also scared investigators. >>> a french exlorer has become the first person to fly solo across the north pole in a hot air balloon. he was the first person to cross the arctic on foot. bad weather moved the landing site from alaska to russia. >>> the coalition to about chain dogs has started operating in the washington area. the group says that tethered dogs are more likely to injury themselves and bite others. >>> there is a new calorie- laden offering at a fat food chain. larry, we just had the carpets cleaned. that was the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you said you bought a digiorno.
.s. history. that was after the government decided not to bail them out. >>> toyota is recalling nearly 10,000 lexus suvs because of a rollover risk. it stopped selling the 2010 gx 460 last week. that was after consumer reports gave it a rare don't buy rating. the automaker says dealerships can solve the problem by updating some software in the vehicle's stability control system. >>> college students hoping to replace their bulky computer and laptops with the ipad may space some technical difficulties. a numb schools from george washington university to cornell and princeton report problems with wireless connections. the tech issues have even led some schools to ban the ipad for now at least. and here's your first look at what appears to be the newest iphone. the tech website giz mow do says it got the device after it wases accidently left behind in a bar near apple headquarters in california. the phone is slimmer than the current model, has a longer lasting battery, and a camera for video conferencing. apple had no comment, but, michelle, i don't think i'd want to be the employee who lost
. authorities say the victim and some friends had just left a restaurant when their car was rammed by a toyota camry. they say edwin escobar salmeron got out and banged on the car. authorities say that he fled the scene but was later arrested. the victim is hospitalized and expected to recover. dc police say alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a man who fell nine stories to his death in a northwest washington apartment building. that man fell down a shaft on the roof of the connecticut house apartments on saturday. the victim is believed to be in his 20s. he was with several friends on the roof when he fell. the man's name is being withheld until relatives can be notified. >>> the dc council is pushing to tighten regulations of pawnshops in the district. the preponderance "washington post" is reporting the legislation was approved last week and they plan to discuss a permanent measure. it is trying to stop a pawnshop from moving in to a vacant real estate office in northwest. >>> hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to dorothy height ♪ [ music ] the packed southeast washing
the store. they charged her with bias and intimidation. >>> toyota is putting the brakes on the sale of the new lexus gx460. they issued a new rare don't buy warning after emergency handling tests. the magazine says when the vehicle is pushed to the limit, the rear slides way out. electronic stability controls do kick in, but it takes too long to regain control. >> if the wheel went off the pavement or struck a curb, the vehicle could roll over. none of the other suvs that we've tested have performed as poorly in this test. >> lexus has sold about 5400 of these vehicles thus far. there have been no reports of problems from any customers. we have more information on this at wusa9.com. just click on our consumer page living smart. >>> a health alert tonight for women about what you eat. eating too many carbohydrates could be bad for your heart. according to health.com. researchers say women who eat more white bread, white rice and other carb heavy foods that cause blood sugar to spike are twice as likely to develop heart disease long-term. they say only carbohydrates with a high glie s
competitor-- toyota-- seems beset by gremlins with millions of its vehicles recalled for serious defects. no wonder a new poll found more americans believe the u.s. makes better cars than its asian counterparts. and that means that americanss' long romance with foreign imports may-- just may-- be coming to an end. katie? >> couric: dean reynolds, nice to see you in new york for a change, dean. thanks very much. from the roads to the skies now, airlines operating in northern europe are scrambling to get back to normal tonight, one week after that giant cloud of volcanic ash left close to ten million travelers tranded. many people, though, are still waiting but some lucky ones are finally heading home. mark phillips is at heathrow airport in london. >> reporter: and the air traffic controllers said "let there be flight" and it was good. good for the airline to have their planes back in the air. good for the passengers who have been waiting days to fly. >> i am running out of work so it's very important for us to get back. >> reporter: more than 22,000 flights, 80% of normal, operated in eu
,000 will lose their benefits every week until the program is renewed. >>> toyota could be facing another hefty fine. u.s. regulators are considering slapping the automaker with another penalty on top of last week's $16.4 million fine. meanwhile, a judicial panel has chosen an l.a. court to hear dozens of lawsuits filed against the company. >>> passengers complained less about airlines last year, but there were also also fewer people flying. government statistics show planes were more likely to land on time and bags less likely to get lost. the improvements, though, come as crash-strapped carriers reduce flight schedules and charge for everything from bags and pillows to prime spots in boarding lines. >>> and today kfc is making history. the chicken chain will unveil its double down. that's a sandwich made without bread as you see. instead, two chicken filets will hold together bacon, cheese and the colonel's special sauce. it only has around 500 calories, but comes with enough salt and fat for an entire day. and i think people on the atkins diet have been making versions of that for a long tim
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